'To Fight Terrorism, Follow the Money'

What does a ten page document tell us about the future of the world economy? We comb through the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's July meeting for clues on when their massive bond-buying programme might wind-down. And we get reaction to the US central bank's plans from the anxiously-watching Japanese and Australian markets as they wake up.

The downfall of a high flier in China - we're live outside the courtroom as the most significant court case in China for decades gets underway and Bo Xilai stands trial for corruption.

Plus we hear how about Samoa's venture into casino economics.

Professor Jimmy Gurule of Notre Dame Law School - who under President George W. Bush helped develop the U.S. Treasury's global strategy to combat terrorist financing - tells us why you need to "follow the money" to defeat terrorism - and how the NSA leaks have exposed the ongoing battle between privacy and national security.

Work till you drop. Is the pressure on young interns in the high-pressure finance industry becoming dangerous?

As the first stamps of the royal baby come out we hear why stamp-collecting is big in Singapore.

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